Fred Giese  

Floating By The Strand by Fred Giese

November 2021 - Floating By The Strand

November 2021 - Fred Giese


About the Image(s)

Story: Every October Georgetown, South Carolina holds a wooden boat festival, where they have contests building and floating wooden boats, etc. and people from all over the country bring their Wooden Boats to exhibit, (these are life size real boats) The boat in the image is named “Hardtack”. It is very old and kind of falling apart. It was parked in front of the “Strand” theater, a repertory playhouse in Georgetown. Thus, the name.

Image: One overexposed and one underexposed image merged. Using a layer mask, painted in the boat. Using an adjustment layer changed the brightness in various areas. Added another layer with the image of the water. Painted out the water where necessary. Using another image, added the truck floating. Using a layer mask painted away some of the water, finally added a texture with low opacity. Sorry for the brief details. I’m sure I did more, but was not planning on using this image for the group so I didn’t write down the steps as I did them.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Interesting image. I like the old truck floating down the river in front of the theater....wish the lettering on the marquee were a bit clearer, as it is very hard to read. Also, the bright yellow circle is a bit distracting, and if it were mine, I would darken it a lot more...The street lamps are OK but, the other light bothers me a bit....   Posted: 11/17/2021 16:24:47

Tom Gainer   Tom Gainer
Very nice scene. The original shows some vertical distortion on the lamp post and the building. They are both leaning. I think this works very well with your final image, especially with how you placed the angle of the truck. Perhaps placing the truck a little deeper with the water coming just below the headlight and covering a little more of the front bumper.   Posted: 11/19/2021 14:58:14

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
Interesting image. Makes me think there was a lash flood.
Yes, I'd like it straightened. 4 stars for creativity.   Posted: 11/27/2021 19:05:07

Irene Bergamini   Irene Bergamini
A good creation. I would straighten the image as it looks like the boat and truck are floating upstream. Also the lighting is off based on the original photo. I think more shadows are needed on the front side of truck and boat.   Posted: 11/29/2021 17:18:55